'Star of the East' Hall

49 Edge End Road Broadstairs

Kent, CT10 2AH


Telephone :

The Hall - (01843) 604733


Founder/President :

Karin Page - (01843) 597276


Email :

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EVERY MONTH we publish contributions from readers. If you would like us to publish something you've written, please send to:


starofeast@icloud.com


word or pdf. format preferred.

The Seed

by Valerie Dearling


The dry seed tells the story

of a journey not begun

needing air, earth and water

and light and warmth of sun.


The earth to anchor and nourish

water to swell and feed

oxygen to breath by night

and sun to warm the seed.


Seasons are important for

the seed will stay at rest

until all of the conditions

help the seed to do its best.


The cotyledons top the shoot

until true leaves may grow

'tis then the plant established

its purpose seems to know.


Annual, perennial, bush,

flower shrub or tree,

all fulfilling their purpose

just like you and me.


My Heart

by Heather Atta


I heard babies

Were starving

Asked how this can be

And where

Is my suffering

Whilst this,

There's no me

There's no I

There's no feeling

For what

Is my lot

Whilst babies

Need healing

My self needs

Forgot

For if

I cannot know

There are those

With more

Woes

I cannot

Expect

Help myself

I suppose

And I

Have this feeling

It all starts with

Me

With sending

Out healing

With true

Sympathy

So when

I

Hear that

Cry

I intend

Play my part

I'll stop self

Deceiving

And give it

My heart